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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Slaughter Of The Innocents

Precious innocents; loved ones so brutally slain
Dreams, hopes and future aspirations... all in vain

Blood saturated textbooks and personal belongings strewn
Abandoned backpacks; lone survivors in the aftermath... doom

Desks stand empty; reminders of those who once sat there
Families ripped apart; mothers bereft... does any one care? 

Bullet-holed walls whistle horrors, too horrendous to speak
Doors were no protection, as violently murdered were the meek

Classrooms; now mortuaries, the silence filled with prayer 
A country in shock; racked by sadness, anger, grief and despair

Education, punishable by death, was their sole victimless crime
Young lives extinguised futilely, in what should've been their prime 

When will the bloodshed end; the world's children be left in peace? 
Time for the gunfire to end; for the hatred and discrimination to cease 

© Debbie Razey 2014

She Walks Alone

she walks alone
with melancholy thoughts 
of yesteryear's fate that led
her here
The path
before her now,
filled with trepidation;
beckons with both promise and fear
She must 
walk on!
Destiny is
merely signposts from which, 
she herself, must ponder and choose
the way
she carries her
heart and forgotten dreams...
hoping the lessons learned will guide
her home.

© Debbie Razey 2014